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Recapture of Sanctuary Wood by the Black Watch, June 1916 by W.B. Wollen R.A.

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Recapture of Sanctuary Wood by the Black Watch, June 1916 by W.B. Wollen R.A.
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The 42nd Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, in action at Sanctuary Wood, 1916, by William Barnes Wollen (1857 - 1936).

The Canadian Expeditionary Force of volunteers for the First World War included numerous battalions formed as Scottish regiments. This particular battalion of Canada’s Black Watch suffered heavy casualties at Sanctuary Wood during the Battle of Mount Sorrel.

William Barnes Wollen (1857 - 1936) was a painter in oil and watercolour of military subjects, genre and portraits.

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